Perfect Window Treatments For Kids And Pets

Gary Harding

It’s finally Saturday in Colorado Springs, and you’re appreciating a easy going day sleeping in. Then, out of the blue, a loud noise from the living room snaps you from your thoughts. Rushing downstairs, you instantly see the damage -- broken blind slats on the floor. The kids have vanished, but with children and pets, damaged window treatments are not a surprise.

Is there a nicer window treatment for your family that can better endure the daily punishment? Faux wood plantation shutters may be your best option.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are flimsy because of how they are designed. Most blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected at the edges by a strip of cord. Blinds are supposed to be lightweight and adjustable but can easily become broken when kids roughhouse. A rough bump can tear a slat from the cord or break it in two. Your pet may appear cute nosing through your blinds at the outside world, but you will have to get a new covering when a pedestrian scampers by. Also, any cords hanging down can become a strangulation hazard for infants.

Drapes may not fare much better with young ones or animals. Because they hang loosely from above the frame, they can be torn down with a few good tugs. Ones that touch the floor are the right height for young kids or energetic animals to tug on. Cleaning also is a pain, as dirty fingerprints and paw markings might only disappear when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Withstand Kids And Pets

Plantation shutters are the preferred choice to keep up with your family’s active lifestyle, especially if they are made of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters allow natural light in, like other window treatments, but use a solid construction instead of employing fragile cords. With tough louvers and a centered tilt rod, they can endure inattentive kids and anxious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also wonderful for your family because it’s simpler to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The solid construction can hold up to almost everything given to them, no matter what your kids can concoct. Polywood also has the nice feature of being cord-free, making it much safer for your kids.

Let a Sunburst Representative Install Plantation Shutters for Your Windows

You could just leave the blinds up and keep scolding about touching the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the best window covering for your kids and pets. To arrange a free in-home consultation, call 303-625-6431 now.